Strategic Planning: Why, Who, How and When
Seattle University is undertaking a strategic planning process.
This an appropriate time for this work. Seattle University’s previous strategic plan, Fulfilling our Mission in a Changing World, concluded last academic year. We have a new provost who wants to use strategic planning to help revitalize and set new directions for the academic enterprise. We believe this work can advance shared governance and campus culture, and help the university clarify our purposes and aspirations as a Jesuit institution of higher learning.
This process is led by a steering committee selected by the president in consultation with the provost, Academic Assembly, the Steering Committee for the Staff Council, Student Government and the Board of Trustees. Committee membership is listed here.
This committee has been given the charge to develop a five-year strategic plan that supports and advances the mission of the university and to do so through an appropriate and consultative process that reflects our values of inclusive excellence and shared governance. The committee is also asked to undertake this work with a long-term perspective, a sense of university citizenship and a spirit of inquiry.
The committee is charged with developing a draft plan that is a product of its engagement with stakeholders and delivering that plan to the Board of Trustees, in time for the May 2019 board retreat. The final formal task of the committee will be to incorporate feedback from the board into a final committee draft to be completed and delivered to the President by the end of the academic year. Any remaining work – possibly developing implementation plans and completing the financial model – will be done over the summer so that the plan can be submitted to the board for final approval in September 2019.
We want to provide interested stakeholders with a range of opportunities to engage in this process. If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Dullea, Vice President for Planning
Jen Marrone, Professor of Management
Steering Committee Co-Chairs